September 2020 Newsletter
WebAIM is celebrating 20 years of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
#WebAIM20th Fun Fact: WebAIM staff have provided on-site training in 43 states and in 15 countries. In addition, virtual trainings have reached many more worldwide.
We have made significant updates to the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tools.
WebAIM.org Site Updates
The following WebAIM articles have been updated and expanded:
- Auditory Disabilities
- Motor Disabilities
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Seizure and Vestibular Disorders
- Quick Reference: Web Accessibility Principles
- Accessible Images
- Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessibility
- Using JAWS to Evaluate Web Accessibility
- Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility
- VoiceOver on Mobile
Registration is now open for the WebAIM virtual web accessibility training to be held December 2-3.
WebAIM is offering a pre-conference accessibility workshop during the Accessing Higher Ground conference on November 10th. Due to this year's virtual format, the enrollment fee for WebAIM's online document accessibility course will be waived for workshop attendees.
HTML5 sectioning elements can have a positive impact on the accessibility of web pages, but only if they are used correctly.
When a table is created using the appropriate HTML elements (or ARIA roles) screen readers can inform users about the characteristics of the table, and users have access to keyboard commands specifically for navigating tabular content.
Color is a foundational element in any creative work, but accessibility must be considered.
Typefaces are the foundation of accessible visual reading experiences, so choosing a performant typeface that enhances legibility and readability is of paramount importance.
It's true, web animation can be accessible! Sometimes it just takes a little extra effort to make sure that it is.
Being an "outsider" to an organization's accessibility efforts can have a different kind of impact for accessibility.
Event handlers accompany existing HTML and are triggered by a browser or user event. To ensure that event handlers are accessible, use device independent event handlers which respond to both keyboard and mouse. Avoid use of onmouseover, onclick, or ondblclick events as these only trigger with mouse events.